Places of Interest
Sandsend is a picturesque village below Lythe Bank and Mulgrave Woods. As its name implies, it boasts a superb sandy beach stretching south to Whitby, but also has a picturesque valley with beck. There are excellent local amenities including a wonderful local shop, Sandsend Stores, and Tides Beach Shop (with surf school). There are also excellent restaurants (such as Estbek House with its award winning restaurant and extensive fine wine selection, www.estbekhouse.co.uk), traditional pub, teashops and an art gallery.
To the south is the historic fishing town of Whitby: dominated by the cliff top ruins of its 13th century Abbey and famous for its connections with Captain Cook and Dracula, as well as excellent restaurants and award winning fish and chips! There is a good golf course on the cliffs between Sandsend and Whitby. Further to the south is Robin Hoods Bay and Scarborough.
To the west are the spectacular North York Moors, with its steam railway and picturesque scenery that formed the backdrop for the television series "Heartbeat" and the adventures of author and vet James Herriot.
To the north can be found the "Dinosaur Coast" with fossils and local jet and historic villages, including Staithes, with its picturesque harbour, and Runswick Bay.